PYB 526: Human Development: Lifespan & Systems Perspective

2012-08-30 -

Section restriction info added.

Synonym:

86329 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

John Muldoon

Credits:

3

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesdays 8/29 - 12/12 (4:00PM-6:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Behavioral Science
Section B: DMT I and CMHC I students

This course will provide an overview of human development throughout the lifetime in the family, social and cultural context. The individual and family life cycles will be viewed as mutally interactive processes that are also affected by such factors as biology/genetics, gender, race, ethnicity, acculturation, religion, etc. The development of the individual through a systems perspective will be traced chronologically through a survey of a select number of major theoretical approaches and concepts. The family and other factors influencing and generated by the individual's developmental tasks will be expolored concurrently. Additional emphasis in this course will be placed on understanding how these developmental concepts apply to diverse groups, including minority cultural groups and both men and women.